2011 ORS § 30.274¹
Direct appeal of constitutionality of limitations

(1) At the request of any party to an action under ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive), the court shall enter a limited judgment that is limited to the issue of the application of the limitations imposed by ORS 30.271 (Limitations on liability of state for personal injury and death), 30.272 (Limitations on liability of local public bodies for personal injury and death) or 30.273 (Limitations on liability of public bodies for property damage or destruction). A limited judgment may be entered under this section only after:

(a) The parties have stipulated to the total damages in the action; or

(b) The finder of fact has decided the total damages in the action.

(2) If a limited judgment is entered under this section, the court may not enter a general judgment until an appellate judgment on any appeal of the limited judgment has been entered.

(3) A limited judgment entered under this section may be appealed only by filing a notice of appeal directly with the Supreme Court within the time and in the manner specified in ORS chapter 19 for civil appeals to the Court of Appeals. Any party filing a notice of appeal under this subsection must note in the notice of appeal that the case is subject to this subsection.

(4) An appeal filed under this section may not raise any issue relating to the case other than the application of a limitation imposed under ORS 30.271 (Limitations on liability of state for personal injury and death), 30.272 (Limitations on liability of local public bodies for personal injury and death) or 30.273 (Limitations on liability of public bodies for property damage or destruction).

(5) If a limited judgment is not requested under this section, a party may seek judicial review of the imposition of any of the limitations under ORS 30.271 (Limitations on liability of state for personal injury and death), 30.272 (Limitations on liability of local public bodies for personal injury and death) or 30.273 (Limitations on liability of public bodies for property damage or destruction) in an appeal from the general judgment in the action. [2009 c.67 §6]

Note: See note under 30.269 (Limitations on awards under Oregon Tort Claims Act generally).